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bal·ance

 (băl′əns)
n.
1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless. Also called scale.
2. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
3. The power or means to decide: matters that fell outside the judge's balance.
4.
a. A state of bodily equilibrium: thrown off balance by a gust of wind.
b. The ability to maintain bodily equilibrium: Gymnasts must have good balance.
5. A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a design.
6. An influence or force tending to produce equilibrium; counterpoise.
7. The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences.
8. Accounting
a. Equality of totals in the debit and credit sides of an account.
b. The difference between such totals, either on the credit or the debit side.
9. Something that is left over; a remainder.
10. Chemistry Equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of an equation.
11. Mathematics Equality with respect to the net number of reduced symbolic quantities on each side of an equation.
12. A balance wheel.
v. bal·anced, bal·anc·ing, bal·anc·es
v.tr.
1. To determine the weight of (something) in a weighing device.
2. To consider and compare or assess: balanced the pros and cons before making a choice.
3. To bring into or maintain in a state of equilibrium.
4. To act as an equalizing weight or force to; counterbalance.
5. Accounting
a. To compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account).
b. To reconcile or equalize the sums of the debits and credits of (an account).
c. To settle (an account, for example) by paying what is owed.
6. To bring into or keep in equal or satisfying proportion or harmony.
7. Mathematics & Chemistry To bring (an equation) into balance.
8. To move toward and then away from (a dance partner).
v.intr.
1. To be in or come into equilibrium.
2. To be equal or equivalent.
3. To sway or waver as if losing or regaining equilibrium.
4. To move toward and then away from a dance partner.
Idioms:
in the balance
In an undetermined and often critical position: Our plans were left hanging in the balance. Resolution of that item is still in the balance.
on balance
Taking everything into consideration; all in all.

[Middle English balaunce, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *bilancia, having two scale pans, from Latin bilānx : bi-, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + lānx, scale.]

bal′ance·a·ble adj.

Bal·ance

 (băl′əns)
n.
See Libra.

balanced

(ˈbælənst)
adj
1. having weight evenly distributed; being in a state of equilibrium
2. (Psychology) (of a person) mentally and emotionally stable
3. (Rhetoric) (of a discussion, programme, etc) presenting opposing points of view fairly and without bias
4. (Cookery) (of a diet) consisting of all essential nutrients in suitable form and amounts to maintain health
5. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (of a budget) having expenditure no greater than income
6. (Electronics) electronics (of signals or circuitry) symmetrically disposed about earth or other reference potential
7. (Chemistry) (of a chemical equation) having the correct relative number of moles of reactants and products
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.balanced - being in a state of proper equilibriumbalanced - being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"
imbalanced, unbalanced - being or thrown out of equilibrium

balanced

adjective
2. varied, mixed, healthy, sensible a balanced diet
3. calm, together (slang), cool, collected, reasonable, steady, sensible, composed, sane, dependable, unflappable (informal), self-possessed, even-tempered I have to prove myself as a respectable, balanced person.

balanced

adjective
1. Neither favorable or unfavorable:
2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
3. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure:
4. Having components pleasingly combined:
Translations
vyváženýrovnovážnývybalancovanývyrovnaný
afvejet
tasapainoinen
uravnotežen
バランスのとれた
균형 잡힌
uravnovešen
balanserad
ที่สมดุล
cân bằng

balanced

[ˈbælənst] ADJ [meal, view, person, budget] → equilibrado
evenly balanced; well balancedbien equilibrado
a balanced dietuna dieta equilibrada

balanced

[ˈbælənst] adj
(= well-adjusted) [person, personality] → équilibré(e)
(= impartial) [report, account] → équilibré(e)
[diet, meal] → équilibré(e)
to eat a balanced diet → avoir un régime équilibré
[budget] → équilibré(e)
see also well-balancedbalance of payments nbalance f des paiementsbalance of payments deficit ndéficit m de la balance des paiements
Our balance of payments deficit has improved slightly
BUT Notre balance des paiements est légèrement moins en déficit.balance of power n
(= distribution of power) → équilibre m des forces
(held by smaller political party)équilibre m des forces
to hold the balance of power → pouvoir inverser l'équilibre des forcesbalance of terror néquilibre m de la terreurbalance of trade trade balance nbalance f commercialebalance sheet nbilan mbalance transfer n (on credit card)transfert m de soldebalancing act [ˈbælənsɪŋækt] n (fig)tour m d'adresse
to perform a balancing act, to do a balancing act → faire un tour d'adresse
a balancing act between sth and sth
The magazine performed the usual balancing act between privacy concerns and the public's right to know
BUT Le magazine a comme d'habitude jonglé avec la protection de la vie privée et le droit qui revient au public de savoir.Le magazine a fait le tour d'adresse habituel pour satisfaire à la protection de la vie privée et le droit qui revient au public de savoir.

balanced

adj
(= objective) report, account, assessment, pictureausgewogen
(= well-proportioned) diet, painting, photography, mixtureausgewogen; nutritionally balancedvom Nährwert her ausgewogen; balanced budgetausgeglichener Haushalt
(Psych) person, personality, lifeausgeglichen; viewvernünftig

balanced

[ˈbælənst] adj (views) → moderato/a; (personality, diet) → equilibrato/a

balanced

مُتَوازِن vyvážený afvejet ausgeglichen ισορροπημένος equilibrado tasapainoinen équilibré uravnotežen equilibrato バランスのとれた 균형 잡힌 evenwichtig balansert zrównoważony equilibrado взвешенный balanserad ที่สมดุล dengeli cân bằng 平稳的

balanced

a. balanceado-a; en control;
___ dietdieta ___.

balanced

adj equilibrado, balanceado
References in classic literature ?
The old man with his absurdly boyish mind had a dozen long boards on the wheelbarrow, and, as he hurried along the road, balanced the load with extreme nicety.
I looked upon it as an evidence, in some measure, of a system naturally well balanced, and lacking no essential part of a thorough organization, that, with such associates to remember, I could mingle at once with men of altogether different qualities, and never murmur at the change.
Then holding the lance full before his waistband's middle, he levels it at the whale; when, covering him with it, he steadily depresses the butt-end in his hand, thereby elevating the point till the weapon stands fairly balanced upon his palm, fifteen feet in the air.
The bank is the universal government credit-account, the ledger in which every individual's earnings and spendings ate balanced.
I didn't charge for my opinion about them, and they didn't charge for their opinion about me: the account was square, the books balanced, everybody was satisfied.
I said that the trouble, delay, and inconvenience of traveling with a courier were balanced by the deep respect which a courier's presence commands, and I must insist that as much style be thrown into my journeys as possible.
He was proud, sardonic, harsh to inferiority of every description: in my secret soul I knew that his great kindness to me was balanced by unjust severity to many others.
The chances for and against her winning the fight for her lost fortune are now so evenly balanced that I cannot for the life of me see on which side the scale inclines.
What money would be drawn out of Tellson's henceforth, and what would lie there, lost and forgotten; what plate and jewels would tarnish in Tellson's hiding-places, while the depositors rusted in prisons, and when they should have violently perished; how many accounts with Tellson's never to be balanced in this world, must be carried over into the next; no man could have said, that night, any more than Mr.
I kept my housekeeping-book regularly, and balanced it with Mr.
They make up a balanced account with Heaven, as our old cellarer used to call his ciphering, as fair as Isaac the Jew keeps with his debtors, and, like him, give out a very little, and take large credit for doing so; reckoning, doubtless, on their own behalf the seven-fold usury which the blessed text hath promised to charitable loans.
Nothing followed for a time, but the remark had set us all on the alert, straining ears and eyes--the musketeers with their pieces balanced in their hands, the captain out in the middle of the block house with his mouth very tight and a frown on his face.